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Just as we like to hear from you, we also want to share our big news with you—our Mater mums. On this page you'll find a collection of updates from around our hospitals including information on new services and research trials as well as stories from some of our Mater Little Miracles and, of course, our exceptional staff.

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Baby Benjamin Harper lies in his cot with a slim feeding tube trailing from his nose, his little body working gently, eyes wide and his mouth relaxing into a smile in response...

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10
Aug

Baby Benjamin's spina bifida journey

Your child may well show signs of being left-handed long before he/she is old enough to pick up a pen, often at 3 months+ when they first start putting finger food to their...

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10
Aug

Helping left handed children in a right-handed world

Tressa Lindenberg took a thankful walk down memory lane at Mater Mother’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) nearly 21 years after son Charles was born on 7 August 1996...

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09
Aug

Mater Mum’s 21 year reflection and hope for Mater Little Miracle

Breastfeeding my first baby didn’t quite go to plan. I assumed that being something so natural, my baby and I would just know what to do. Everything looked fine when we...

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07
Aug

Rebecca's Breastfeeding Story

Returning to work does not need to be the end of your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that breastfeeding continue for...

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01
Aug

Breastfeeding and returning to work

Eating healthy foods is important when breastfeeding your baby. This recipe has some added goodness for you to eat and enjoy as a guilt free snack. 

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01
Aug

Lactation cookies recipe

Mater clinician and researcher Dr Shelley Wilkinson has been recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia with the Research in Practice award for her work on...

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12
Jul

Award recognises best-practice management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

June 2017 proved to be a bumper baby month at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals!

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03
Jul

June's bumper baby month

I have a complicated breast health history and had no idea how painful breast feeding could be. While I was in hospital I went to a talk with Gav for new parents on feeding...

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21
Jun

Nicole’s Breastfeeding Story

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